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LIJ December 2013

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Law in the Asian Century Special Edition

We may think we speak the same language, but sometimes a simple conversation can get lost in cross-cultural translation.

By Reynah Tang, LIV president

Feature Articles

A significant investment


A significant investment

Private wealth in Asia, particularly China, is at historically high levels and the introduction of the Significant Investment Visa provides a new avenue for Australian businesses and managed funds to tap into this market. By Valerie Pereira

By Valerie Pereira

Chinese culture and the law


Chinese culture and the law

An understanding of key cultural factors will help Westerners to better understand the commercial operating environment in China today, as well as assist in building lasting relationships with Chinese business partners and associates. By Zhihong Chen & Emma Pitt 

By Zhihong Chen & Emma Pitt

Going global: The Australian Legal Profession in the Asian Century


Going global: The Australian Legal Profession in the Asian Century

Countries around the world have opened their legal services markets to the provision of legal services by foreign lawyers and foreign law firms. Globalisation and the liberalisation of legal services in Asia have impacted the Australian legal profession. By Andrew Godwin 

By Andrew Godwin

How Victoria can add value in Asia


How Victoria can add value in Asia

There are a number of ways in which law firms in Victoria can capitalise on opportunities for legal professional services in the Asian Century. By Kelvin Tam

By Kelvin Tam

Navigating the minefield: Bribery and corruption in business


Navigating the minefield: Bribery and corruption in business

With harsh penalties and greater enforcement, businesses around the world are grappling with the challenges of effectively dealing with bribery and corruption. By Mini Vandepol 

By Mini Vandepol

Resolving disputes across borders


Resolving disputes across borders

The rapid growth of Asian economies has led to an increase in cross-border transactions in the region. Understanding the hallmarks and trends of the dispute resolution landscape in Asia is vital for practitioners operating in the Asian market. By Jacob Chylinski 

By Jacob Chylinski

Shifting Culture


Shifting Culture

Western influence on china’s younger generation has changed the country’s traditional values and culture. By Wesa Chau 

By Wesa Chau

Survival tips for working overseas


Survival tips for working overseas

Thinking of working overseas? Nothing beats talking to someone who has been there, done that, or is there doing it. By Hyder Gulam

By Hyder Gulam


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Editorial committee

Chair: Gerry Bean Members:  Tony Burke, Geoff Gronow, Melissa Macken, Chris Molnar, Cameron Ross and Carolyn Ford.


Editorial policy

All contributions and letters to the editor to be addressed to: Managing editor, Carolyn Ford, Law Institute of Victoria Ltd, GPO Box 263, Melbourne 3001. Tel: (61 3) 9607 9319. Mob: 0406 004 935. Fax: (61 3) 9607 9451. Email: Views expressed by contributors are not necessarily endorsed by the Law Institute of Victoria. No responsibility is accepted by the Institute, the editor or the printers for the accuracy of information contained in the text and advertisements.

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